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Movie review: ‘Foxcatcher’


Sony Pictures Classics

If Steve Carell wanted to radically change the public’s perception of him as the pompous but genial doofus from The Office, he couldn’t have chosen a better vehicle than Foxcatcher. Read more

Interview: ‘Foxcatcher’ director Bennett Miller


Sony Pictures Classics

Director Bennett Miller does not fancy himself a sports fan, mostly because he does not want to care. Read more

Movie review: ‘Penguins of Madagascar’


DreamWorks Animation

Sequels and spinoffs have become commonplace in children’s animated films. Read more

Movie review: ‘Horrible Bosses 2’


Warner Bros.

Your enjoyment of Horrible Bosses 2 is almost wholly dependent on your tolerance for clusters of funny actors, babbling, riffing — and in the case of Charlie Day, screeching — all at once. Read more

Steve Carell takes new movie role seriously


Sony Pictures Classics

To play troubled multimillionaire John du Pont in Foxcatcher, opening Wednesday, Steve Carell wears an oversize prosthetic nose and layers of pancake makeup that turns his skin pasty. He’s barely recognizable under all that camouflage. Read more

Big-screen bosses who are real turkeys

Horrible Bosses 2

John P. Johnson

Thanksgiving turkey is delicious, but having a turkey for a boss is a big drag, whether you slave away for an incompetent cluck like Lt. Cmdr. Philip Francis Queeg (Humphrey Bogart) in The Caine Mutiny (1954) or a two-faced bird like Katharine Parker (Sigourney Weaver... Read more

New on DVD: ‘The Giver’

Film Review The Giver

The Weinstein Co.

DVD The Giver: Director Phillip Noyce’s handsomely wrought take on Lois Lowry’s bestseller may have suffered for sins not of its own making. It was yet another in a long line of movies ȁ... Read more

Five questions with ... Casey Wilson

Hulu 2014 Summer TCA


The comedic actress is playing her life — sort of — in the series ‘Marry Me,’ which is written by her real-life husband, David Caspe. Read more

Movie review: ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1’



The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, the first installment in the last chapter of the popular franchise, is all coil and no release. It’s a taut, dark portrait of a universe upended by revolution, one where the flashy bread-and-circuses of the first tw... Read more

Movie review: ‘Low Down’


Sundance Institute

There are two dramas about jazz currently in theaters, but they couldn’t be more different. Read more

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